Photo Crunch over?

photo_sales Selling images on iStockPhoto is a funny. Usually I’ve seen a slight increase from month to month, but during the summer this year, the curve has been decreasing to an all time low in September.

Well the past two months have been really good and while the monthly income hasn’t reached the spring levels, things are looking up it seems – Which is good as I bought a new Nikon D300s and just order a new (i)Mac.

Ubuntu: Printing to PDF

Every so often I’d like to save something as a PDF for future reference. Most often it’s webpages (for my own use), but also other things like documents, spreadsheets and other stuff for distribution in a format which – most likely – is readable by anyone.

It turned out, that using Ubuntu, creating a PDF is pretty straight forward as long as the content is printable. While I do seem to have tried it earlier without any luck, in Ubuntu 9.04 (maybe earlier versions and maybe other Linux distributions), making a PDF of anything is just a matter of choosing “File” -> “Print” and then choosing the printer “Print to file”. Here you have the option to either print to a Postscript file or a PDF. Isn’t that nice.

Sure there isn’t any fancy controls or tools to manage the PDF file or control the generation, but so far, to the use cases I’ve had, it been “good enough”.


Costa Rica Exploring

If it was a little quiet on this site during September, it was because I was a way for 2+ weeks exploring Costa Rica. I’m back, play catch-up and having fun (digitally) developing, sorting and organizing photos from the trip.

We went to Costa Rica and toured the country with GAP Adventures, and despite a lost iPod, a broken (dSLR) camera and more trouble with Delta Airlines than I currently care to mention.

If you’re looking for an interesting place to visit, Costa Rica is well-worth considering. We visited plenty of unspoiled, “un-commercialized” places and saw many interesting wildlife and nature sights.